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A 19 Catania-Palermo Km.3, 95045 Misterbianco, Italy

#8 of 12 hotels in Misterbianco

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Based on 281 hotel reviews

7.3

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    6.9

  • Comfort

    7

  • Location

    8

  • Facilities

    7.1

  • Staff

    7.6

  • Value for money

    7

  • Free WiFi

    6.3

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  • Reviewed: May 29, 2018

    7.9
    Conveniently close to th airport. Old style, formal "business" hotel, in good physical condition.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night

    This is an old style, very formal hotel, looks like directly from 1980-s. Elevators are still from that period. However, the physical condition is quite OK. You MUST have a car to stay there, the only access to external world is via autostrada.

    Excellent location - 5 min. to Fobtanarosa airport. Very good breakfast. Clean. Ample parking.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: April 23, 2018

    8.3
    We were traveling with youth sport teams and had to book...
    • Solo traveler
    • 3 rooms
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Hotel is just off the auto strata and somewhat isolated from shopping and restaurants.

    We were traveling with youth sport teams and had to book eight rooms almost last minute. The amount of triple and quad rooms was very convenient. The kids really enjoyed the pool (yes they went swimming in April!). The hotel has its own soccer field which was a pleasant surprise. Staff was outstanding. Breakfast was good with an adequate variety of items. Rooms were clean and well maintained. Wi-Fi was very good in all rooms. We were concerned about the proximity to the airport and the hotel is in the flight path of the Catania airport but we could not hear the planes from our rooms. We will stay here again!

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: February 16, 2018

    9.2
    Hotel room mainly for travellers
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The room was comfortable, but the bathroom was not the cleanest one. The restaurant has not too complex menu to choose from.

    Nice room with good air conditioning system. We could have lunch also at 2 pm.

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: October 12, 2017

    5.4
    Very close to shopping Centres;
    • Family with young children
    • Classic Family Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Very bad Wifi connection which is very unfortunate because we needed to plan routes and where to visit and couldn't do it from the comfort of our room.

    Very close to shopping Centres; nice pool.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: July 16, 2017

    9.2
    Breakfast was very poor and homogeneous as for *** stars...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Breakfast was very poor and homogeneous as for *** stars holel. We stayed in 2 days and to stay more better to cancel this type of breakfast. It was the same and no hot food or eggs.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: May 20, 2017

    7.9
    Good 3 star hotel
    • Solo traveler
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    I travelled to this hotel on foot and it is not ideal at all. Walking towards the hotel, the road is treacherous and there is a constant risk of being run over. The only other thing I did not like about this hotel is the restaurant. I ate there only once and I had the linguine - absolutely the worst ever pasta dish I ever had in my life.

    The location is excellent if you are travelling by car or motorcycle. It is just off the motorway and immediately next to a fuel station. Hotel staff are very helpful, restaurant staff less so.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: December 19, 2016

    8.8
    Good value.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Some of the staff could have been a bit friendlier however some of them were ok.

    Breakfast was great. Location is very good and parking facilities are excellent.

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: November 4, 2016

    6.3
    The staff was wonderful.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Classic Family Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    The rooms were dark and old looking. It was not what I was expecting. The hotel over all is older.

    The staff was wonderful. They were very accommodating. We had to cancel our second night due to unforeseen circumstances.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: October 5, 2016

    7.1
    Adequate
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 10 nights

    The bathroom was old and weird. Some facilities were old and strange. The WiFi was not good, the signal was weak. Too close to the Catania airport. Noise from the planes landing all the time.

    The bedroom was very good and relatively new. The location was great for my visit. It was on the cross-road of the main roads to travel everywhere in Sicily. Big Parking area Great Pool. Good and calm environment. The staff was excellent

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: August 5, 2016

    3.3
    A complete disappointment!!!
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    everything else - old dated 80's style hotel that needs a complete refurbishment. It was dirty (incl. bathrooms) and smelly. Breakfast left much to be desired with stale bread, rotten eggs and dirty tableware and cutlery.

    location

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: July 30, 2016

    8.8
    Staff was excellent and very helpful.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 25 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Beds were hard. Could hear everything going on in the hallway and adjoining rooms.

    Staff was excellent and very helpful. Food was great and we lived our wait staff.

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: July 17, 2016

    10
    Awesome pool and a very attentive and professional staff.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    A little more of a food selection in the dining room. They did do a great job of rotating your food Choices each day. Ordering a pizza of his would be a nice option. But not a major problem as the dog options in the area are plenty within a 15 minute drive.

    I really enjoyed the large well maintained and comfortably warm pool - the temperature was just right and great for Lap swimming.

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: July 15, 2018

    10
    great place for tired traveler
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    great greeting, fast service, amazing breakfast

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: July 2, 2018

    8.3
    perfect location, very handy for airport and had good pool.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 3 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night

    perfect location, very handy for airport and had good pool.Great value for money

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: May 13, 2018

    10
    close to everything, clean rooms, tidy, parking, this was...
    • Leisure trip
    • Travelers with friends
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    close to everything, clean rooms, tidy, parking, this was our third stay here

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: May 11, 2018

    7.5
    Perfect for one night
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Close to the airport and motorways

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: May 2, 2018

    3.8
    Dated accomodation at a high price
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Too expensive for what it is

    Good breakfast. Just needed a place to sleep before flying out of CTA, still it was not too close from the airport.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: October 10, 2017

    5.4
    The location was right off the Autostrada.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 5 nights

    The location was right off the Autostrada. It really felt more like a truck stop motel than a hotel.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: October 9, 2017

    7.5
    A pleasant experience slightly marred by a very 'un-Italian' breakfast!
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Stale bread and no 'proper' cheeses for breakfast

    Clean and comfortable

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: September 27, 2017

    2.5
    Never again
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Hairs in bed sheets, NO airport shuttle LIE.. No food in mini bar .. no food anywhere after 11 p.m.

    A dump.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: August 29, 2017

    7.9
    relax
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    breakfast must be better

    quiet hotel

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: August 3, 2017

    8.8
    The pool is great
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    The restaurant menu

    The pool is great

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: August 2, 2017

    10
    everything was perfect.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    everything was perfect. good location and breakfast.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: July 25, 2017

    10
    Good hotel for money
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 3 rooms
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Everything , breakfast good, pool very safely

    I like it very much and I will go next time

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: July 17, 2017

    9.2
    Good value for your money
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    It can be a bit more clean

    Parking is excellent and even the staff are really friendly

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: July 14, 2017

    8.3
    Centro
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Need to be refurbished

    10 mins away from centro di sicilia and 18 mins for etnaland

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: July 12, 2017

    7.5
    Good location if you're travelling around.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Poor B.Fast. Hotel in general requires some upgrading. pool is nice.

    Good location if you're travelling around.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: July 5, 2017

    8.3
    Convenient hotel for Catana airport
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Long Queue to check out

    Good swimming pool

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: July 5, 2017

    10
    great place and perfect position
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    nice swimming pool!

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: June 8, 2017

    7.1
    Close to all main shopping malls
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Close to all main shopping malls

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: April 21, 2017

    5.0
    Sicilian style rip off.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Poor breakfast as all bread was old or heated. Black mould in the showers.

    Only the bed as it was comfortable.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: April 20, 2017

    5.8
    Sicilian style rip off.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Breakfast surely not fresh. Bathrooms neglected and full of black mould.

    beds are comfort.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: February 28, 2017

    5.0
    Anything other than the location is substandard
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    breakfast, staff, bed, pillows

    location

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: December 20, 2016

    7.5
    Staff are very helpful.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Nothing interested around, you need a car to move around.

    Staff are very helpful. Clean.

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: November 13, 2016

    7.9
    Location
    • Leisure trip
    • Travelers with friends
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Rooms to old

    Location

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: September 19, 2016

    9.6
    Shopaholic
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Very good location for shopping.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: August 27, 2016

    5.4
    Short distance to centre
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Classic Family Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    The beds and breakfast

    Short distance to centre

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: August 23, 2016

    9.6
    i will book again
    • Solo traveler
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Truck parking excellent

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: July 21, 2016

    4.2
    Pool not clean, kids got really sick.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Pool not clean, kids got really sick. Bed was broken. We have stayed here many times in the past but it has really gone downhill. We had to leave.

    Stayed in June 2016

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  • Reviewed: May 20, 2016

    6.7
    The location right off of A-19 was very easy to reach coming...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The bathroom was absolutely disgusting. There was black mold on the floor/wall joints of the shower and the ceiling was covered in it. Geez, a good cleaning with antiseptics on the tile followed by a good cleaning on the ceiling with a coat of fresh, anti-mold paint would make guests feel safer. This was only one room. I wonder how many others had the same problem. (See Photos) Also, the A/C went on but cooling was minimal, forcing us to open window and allow flying insects into the room. This was only May, I wouldn't want to be there in August...

    The location right off of A-19 was very easy to reach coming from either direction, Palermo or Catania. Exiting at the service stations in either direction had good signage to locate the hotel. It was a very convenient location for access to Fontannarosa Airport; it was about a 7 minute drive from hotel to Partenze. The staff was very helpful, printing out boarding passes for us.

  • Reviewed: May 6, 2016

    2.9
    The only reason you should stay here, is when you need to be...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Poor hotel, rundown, unfriendly staff, crapy bed, room was dirty, hairs in the bathroom that kind of thing.

    The only reason you should stay here, is when you need to be close to the airport.

  • Reviewed: May 2, 2016

    5.4
    The size of the rooms
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveler

    Property is old and not in good shape Not well maintained Wifi setup caused problems (multiple hotspots per floor meant the phone was usually connected to the first one I passed not the closest one to the room)

    The size of the rooms Location was far enough from the city but close enough to the airport They arranged a ride to the airport for me

  • Reviewed: February 14, 2016

    6.7
    Good sleep.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveler

    The shower head would not stay in the holder, requiring me to hand hold it. Not a big deal for some. I did not like that part.

    Good sleep. Adequate wifi. Good facilities. Secure parking.

  • Reviewed: October 20, 2015

    6.7
    the room was comfortable and the location was excellent
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Breakfast left a lot to be desired we were actually told that they ran out of ham, which was the only meat available

    the room was comfortable and the location was excellent

  • Reviewed: May 20, 2015

    7.1
    Breakfast was ok.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Transfer from/to Catania airport 25-40 euro depending of daytime, so think about car rent in advance. Nothing interesting around.

    Breakfast was ok. Room and washroom are large enough.

  • Reviewed: May 12, 2015

    8.3
    Nothing to complain, nothing to be excited about.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Nothing to complain, nothing to be excited about. A standard hotel in a great location if you want to get easily to your morning flight from the Catania airport.

  • Reviewed: March 22, 2015

    7.5
    Convenient location as we did not want to drive too far in...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The rooms are in a different block from the reception and restaurant, so you have to go outside (briefly) to get to breakfast.

    Convenient location as we did not want to drive too far in the dark after arriving on an early evening flight to Catania, although we were still grateful for our satnav instructions. The receptionist was very helpful.

  • Reviewed: April 5, 2016

    5.4
    Receptionist very helpful
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Breakfast was poor

    Receptionist very helpful

  • Reviewed: March 17, 2016

    5.0
    Terrible wi-fi
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveler

    Terrible wi-fi

  • Reviewed: January 26, 2016

    6.3
    Cheap
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Poor Breakfast Room require maintenance

    Cheap Parking Available

  • Reviewed: November 8, 2015

    7.9
    The friendliness of the staff and how well we were treated
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    The friendliness of the staff and how well we were treated

  • Reviewed: October 13, 2015

    5.4
    The Location and the Stuff
    • Business trip
    • Couple

    the Room

    The Location and the Stuff

  • Reviewed: September 12, 2015

    7.9
    Parking was very easy.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Parking was very easy. The pool was great.

  • Reviewed: July 15, 2015

    7.5
    Easy location from airport.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Very basic

    Easy location from airport.

  • Reviewed: July 13, 2015

    9.6
    Nice clean pool and excellent location
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Nice clean pool and excellent location

  • Reviewed: May 22, 2015

    7.9
    Convenient location for the airport.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Worst breakfast I've had. Typical business style hotel, Very dated

    Convenient location for the airport. Easy access.

  • Reviewed: March 3, 2015

    7.1
    Close to airport
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Drab and dated, needs a reno.

    Close to airport

  • Reviewed: February 14, 2015

    7.5
    we were looking for a hotel near the airport, it was perfect...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    we were looking for a hotel near the airport, it was perfect under this condition

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